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Race Crime Up After Terror Attack

August 2, 2007

Author: Stephen Stewart

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/glasgow_and_west/6924745.stm

Racist crime in the west of Scotland had increased after the suspected terror attack on Glasgow Airport, BBC Scotland has learned.

Strathclyde Police have released figures on racist crime and a senior officer confirmed that there had been a noticeable rise.

Community and political leaders were quick to call for...

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Republican Candidate Advocates Threat to Bomb Islamic Holy Sites as Response to Terrorist Attack on U.S.

August 2, 2007

Source: PR-Inside.com

Wire Service: AP

http://www.pr-inside.com/republican-candidate-advocates-threat-to-r193291.htm

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican presidential hopeful Tom Tancredo says the best way he can think of to deter a nuclear terrorist attack on the U.S. is to threaten to retaliate by bombing Islamic holy sites. The Colorado congressman on Tuesday told about 30 people at a town hall meeting in the state of Iowa...

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Pork at Issue in Doughnut Franchise Row

August 1, 2007

Author: Ameet Sachdev

Source: Chicago Tribune

http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/chi-wed_dunkin_0801aug01,0,119660.story

Every day for nearly 30 years, Walid Elkhatib has sold doughnuts. Glazed, chocolate frosted, Bavarian Kreme and other varieties. As a Dunkin' Donuts franchisee, he expanded the menu to include breakfast sandwiches, such as egg and cheese bagels.

But he drew the line at serving sandwiches...

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Ellison Returns from Trip to Iraq

August 1, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: USA Today

http://www.usatoday.com/news/washington/2007-07-30-ellison-iraq_N.htm

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Keith Ellison made a weekend trip to Iraq, where a pair of sheiks urged Congress' only Muslim lawmaker to help in countering al-Qaeda's vision of Islam.

Ellison, D-Minn., said he met in Ramadi in Anbar province with the two sheiks, who oversee several hundred thousand congregants.
...

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Police Investigate Vandalism of Mosque

August 1, 2007

Author: Loresha Wilson

Source: Shreveport Times

http://www.shreveporttimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2007708010324

A faded green marijuana leaf remained on the outside of a Shreveport mosque late afternoon Tuesday, despite efforts to wash off the graffiti. The imam of the Islamic Association of Arabi Inc. arrived for prayers about 5:30 a.m. Tuesday and found the drug symbol spray painted on one side and profanity on the other,...

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Nigerian Shia Base Knocked Down

August 1, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/6926119.stm

Nigeria's security forces have demolished the headquarters of a Shia sect, whose members were accused of killing a rival Muslim cleric.

The security forces destroyed a school, a clinic and the living quarters of the sect in the north-western Sokoto state.

Although no official explanation was given for the demolition, it is being suggested...

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Imams Drop Passengers from Lawsuit over Removal from Flight

August 1, 2007

Author: Gregg Aamot

Source: Minnesota Public Radio

Wire Service: AP

http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2007/08/01/imams/

Minneapolis — (AP) The six imams who were removed from a US Airways flight after passengers reported they were acting suspiciously won't include those passengers in their lawsuit against the airline and police, an attorney for the imams said Wednesday.

Attorney...

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Arab Boy Bound & Beaten in Class, Suit Says

July 31, 2007

Author: JOHN MARZULLI

Source: New York Daily News

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime_file/2007/07/31/2007-07-31_arab_boy_bound__beaten_in_class_suit_say.html

Two Brooklyn schoolgirls allegedly bound a boy of Arab descent with tape, locked him in a classroom closet and bombarded him for eight minutes with ethnic slurs before their substitute fourth-grade teacher did anything.

The...

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Islam in America: A Special Report

July 30, 2007

Author: Lisa Miller

Source: MSNBC

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/19876834/site/newsweek/

July 30, 2007 issue - Fareed Siddiq is a successful businessman and a father of two. He lives in Chagrin Falls, Ohio—a 19th-century mill town built on a river and known for its scenic waterfalls and dams—in a five-bedroom house he recently paid for, in cash, with his savings. Prominent in local civic and religious organizations, including the Red Cross...

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Progressive Filipino Muslim Woman Leader Tours NZ

July 30, 2007

Source: Press Release: Philippines Solidarity Network of Aotearoa / Scoop Independent News

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0707/S00358.htm

Amirah Ali Lidasan is the National Vice-Chairperson of the Suara Bangsamoro Party List Organisation, which aims to get representation in Congress for the Philippines’ several million Muslims (known as Moros and heavily concentrated in the southernmost islands). Amirah is a young progressive Muslim woman, with a history of senior...

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Dressed In Hijab: More Muslim Girls Playing Soccer

July 30, 2007

Source: WCCO.com

Wire Service: AP

http://wcco.com/sports/local_story_204133117.html

(AP) For a couple hours every morning, Muna Sanyare steps away from her duties as baby sitter, caretaker and student. On a St. Paul practice field, she becomes a soccer star.

Never mind that Muna, 15, plays in bare feet under a flowery red skirt. She can kick the heck out of that ball.

Organized soccer is luring more Muslim girls like Muna to...

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First Muslim US Congressman Meets with Muslim Women Leaders

July 30, 2007

Author: Mohamed Elshinnawi

Source: VOA News

http://www.voanews.com/english/2007-07-30-voa29.cfm

Keith Ellison comes from most diverse district in Minnesota, and he advised the Muslim women to be inclusive in their pursuit of public office. "Do not go to the Muslim community and tell them I am Muslim, vote for me. Do not do that. Figure out what the people need and speak to that and make sure to be universal enough to also appeal to the Christian...

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Ellison is Part of Iraq Trip Arranged by Defense Chief

July 29, 2007

Author: Jake Sherman

Source: Star Tribune

http://www.startribune.com/587/story/1331665.html

WASHINGTON - Rep. Keith Ellison, a rising figure in U.S. public diplomacy in the Mideast, made his first trip to Iraq over the weekend at the behest of Defense Secretary Robert Gates.

Ellison, a first-term Minneapolis Democrat and a longtime critic of the war, is part of an all-freshman bipartisan congressional delegation traveling to the region at...

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